Christopher Reed Injured in Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County, TX
UPDATE (November 11, 2022): Authorities say they've arrested the person believed to be the runaway driver involved in Christopher Reed's injuries. They say that Jerime Clayton Harmon was charged for failure to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury.l
Harris County, TX -- September 4, 2022, Christopher Reed was injured following an accident involving a suspected hit-and-run driver.
Preliminary details given in the news say that the accident happened late Sunday in the area of the South Beltway and Highway 288.
It appears that 21-year-old Christopher Reed was on a motorcycle when it's believed a white car that was behaving erratically hit Reed, then fled the scene. As a result of the crash, Reed lost his leg and sustained other injuries. Investigators are ongoing at this time.
Commentary on Christopher Reed Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County
It's just shameful to see a young man's life changed forever and for another driver involved to just leave him behind without remorse. Recent details suggest that the victim could have died had someone not called for help as soon as they did. There should be appropriate consequences legally, and that could be a rather complex process. Especially considering the reported behavior of the suspect driver prior to the collision, my concern is they may have fled to hide something specific like drunk driving.
That's an all too common factor down in Harris County. Investigating those possibilities could even result in unique legal avenues to potentially get this family the help they need. Charges against a runaway driver are obviously important, but if someone else contributed to this awful event and can be held accountable, they, too, should answer for their actions. That's especially true when those consequences can get someone some much needed help.